20 Secrets of Very Fit
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- Keep a
water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. Water is the drink
of choice, but if you don't enjoy plain water, than liven it up! Try portable
single-serve packs of Crystal Light, Propel, Diet Ice, Reebok Water, Vitamin
Water, or some other form of healthy fluid intake with minimal or zero
- Look at exercise as a
pleasure and privilege, not a burden or chore. Think positively about the
changes regular exercise will produce. Rather than obsessing about your next
meal, get excited about your next workout!
- Eat well-balanced
meals and remember that excessive calories, even if they are fat-free and
high-protein will turn to excess weight! No matter what the latest fad diet,
extra calories equal extra weight!
- Limit caffeine and
exposure to even secondhand smoke.
- Focus on short-term
fitness goals with an emphasis on completing daily exercise.
- Keep a daily log of
what you're actually eating. This includes grabbing a handful of chips here,
the crust of your kid's sandwich, and ALL your snacking.
- Enjoy an occasional
(once a week) "unhealthy" treat, but never an "unhealthy" week or "unhealthy"
- Enjoy contributing
to the health of others by having a partner or friends to exercise with, as
well as recruiting others who desire to feel better and have more energy. Have
a neighbor who walks every morning? Ask if you can join in!
- Avoid monotony by
taking up new forms of exercising or using things that keep you motivated and
inspired, like new shoes or great music.
- Subscribe to fitness
magazines to keep focused on health as an overall way of life.
- Invest in the right
toolsgood shoes, a portable MP3 player or iPod, fitness equipment, a new series
of tapes, etc.
- Make it your goal to do
some form of exercise 6 or 7 days a week. If some days you exercise once in the
morning and once in the evening, even better! If you're eating right, exercise
will fuel your energy level!
Don't compare your
body to others. Instead, work to be your personal best.
- If your diet is
unbalanced, take daily vitamin and mineral supplements for total health.
- Work to take your
exercise to new levels of intensity.
- Create an exercise
schedule the day before, instead of leaving it to chance or waiting to "find"
the time. If our last two Presidents of the United States can make time to work
out every day, you can make time too!
beyond the boundaries of weight loss and into total fitness. Measure success by
the way your clothes fit and not a number on a scale.
- Stick with eating plans
you can maintain indefinitely. Remember that no matter how hard you're working
out, if you're consuming too many calories, you'll never see the muscles that
lie beneath layers of fatty tissue.
- Get adequate amounts of
sleep, but remember that people who exercise regularly fall asleep faster and
sleep more soundly.
- Limit alcohol intake to